Traditional European Martial Arts Federation

TEMAF was founded on the belief that there is a higher level of consciousness to be found within one’s self through the internal and external journeys that contact sport, music and books provide. The society prides itself on to be authentic on spanish knifing traditions. For over decade TEMAF is dedicated for ARTE DE LUCHA... the philosophy that comes from within.

“After some brief flourishing and flashing, — the gleam of the swift clear steel playing madly in one’s eyes, — they, at the first pass, plunge home on one another; home, with beak and claws; home to the very heart!”


The name of the school – “Sitra Achra”, came from Kabbalah, where it means the dark side of the humans nature. But in our case it has no implication of significance – just sounds good. In 1996 on of our founders was fond of European mystical teachings. This was the reason for the choice of name. So, that is definitely not any historical name.


Colliding deep beneath the earth’s crust, TEMAF is on it's mission to evolve spanish dueling traditions. Revived through history this movesets are aimed to share true ARTE DE LUCHA